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LASD Compton Station: Special Assignments / Targeted Enforcement Project

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Los Angeles
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $58,352)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states, tribes, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The City of Compton will use Fiscal Year 2008 JAG Program funds to address a number of habitual crimes occuring within the city. The city's goals are to contract with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to provide special targeted enforcement in the areas of gangs, prostitution, illicit narcotics sales, and illegal street vendors. The goal of this effort is to enable the city's law enforcement personnel to respond in greater numbers and in a more targeted way to the issues which impact the quality of life for Compton's residents.


Date Created: August 19, 2008